Definition of becket in English:



  • A loop of rope or similar device for securing loose items on a ship.

    • ‘Hereafter you can see, in photographs, the process of the making of the beckets which were once made by the late captain.’
    • ‘As worn as they are, the beckets were excellently done and probably would still pick up a loaded chest!’
    • ‘This chest becket has a mate in which the round sennit at the bottom is painted green.’
    • ‘The significant value of this chest is its decorative, unusually large, oversize beckets done in sailor macramé.’


Early 18th century: of unknown origin.